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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Viola rostrata Pursh
Longspur violet, Violette à long éperon
USDA Symbol: VIRO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A leafy-stemmed violet, 4-16 in. tall, with lilac-purple flowers. The blossom’s spur is distinctively long and narrow.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WV Canada: ON Native Distribution:
S.w. Que. & s. NH
s. to n. NJ, PA
& WV; also upland to GA
& AL Native Habitat:
Rich, limey woods; often associated with hemlocks
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2010-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff